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April 13, 2009

Kalachakra Mandala

Kalachakra Mandala for World Peace - Courtesy of Candy Tan

Kalachakra in Sanskrit term means “wheel of time”. The Kalachakra Mandala symbolizes the entire universe (external) as well as aspects of our body and mind (internal) and one’s practice (alternative). It represents a huge stunning 5 storey palace with 4 walls with a door in the centre of each wall. The 5 storey palace represents body, speech, mind, wisdom and great bliss. It’s completed with extremely auspicious looking roof over the building. The mandala is also surrounded with precious jewels, offerings, flowers, etc. The colours are specific representation of elements and mental types. The east is black, its element is wind. Red in the south is associated with the fire element. West is yellow representing earth and north is white, associated with the element of water. There are 722 deities in the mandala which symbolizes various manifestation of consciousness and reality which is the ultimate wisdom of the Kalachakra deity.

You can download this wonderful Kalachakra Sand Mandala picture for free and place this picture anywhere at home or as a screensaver. And since the deities resides in the centre of the Mandala, the mandala itself carries the Buddha’s fully enlightened mind. It therefore carries a vast store of spiritual energy. According to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, “the Kalachakra Deities create a favourable atmosphere, reducing tension and violence in the world”.

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